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Metrosideros robusta (Northern Rata)

The average plant height is 140 cm

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Trees
Height:20.00 m
Spread:6.00 m
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Shade, Wind
Garden uses:Screening
Garden styles:Coastal, Native
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Metrosideros robusta (Northern Rata) Details

Metrosideros robusta, commonly known as Northern Rata, is a NZ native tree grown for its flowers and foliage. New growth is often pink and finely covered with rust-coloured hairs but quickly ages to become dark green. The foliage is adorned with masses of bright red flowers in summer. This evergreen grows with an open and spreading habit to about 15 m tall 6 m wide, preferring a full sun or partial shade position on a well-drained site. Metrosideros robusta will tolerate shade, moderate frost, cool climates, and a range of soil conditions, barring extreme wet. Northern Rata is commonly included in a mixed planting or in revegetation programs.

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